About CREC

The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) is an independent, not-for-profit organization founded to provide policy-makers from around the world with the information and technical assistance they need to formulate and execute innovative, regional, job-creating economic strategies.

Our staff members come from around the globe, bringing with them diverse backgrounds, and world-class skill sets.

CREC staff

Anika Rahman
Research Assistant


Anika Rahman is a Research Assistant with CREC. Ms. Rahman joined the CREC team in September 2021 as a Research Assistant Intern and was promoted to full time in November 2021. Ms. Rahman’s primary contributions include supporting the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) data products including the Cost-of-Living Index, creating and disseminating media content, and performing research and analysis for CREC’s technical assistance programs.

Ms. Rahman is a recent graduate from George Mason University with a B.S. in Economics, a concentration in Managerial Economics, and a minor in Data Analysis. During her time at George Mason, she served on the executive boards of multiple student-led organizations where she spearheaded several for-profit events, non-profit fundraisers, and team projects that delivered exceptional value. Her areas of interest include business and data analytics, economic development, and research methods and analysis.

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